Mobilization of the Neuroimmune System – Grand Rapids MI

Mobilize – to prepare, to awaken and to move.

NOI’s classic, longest running course, Mobilization of the Neuroimmune System, has evolved. Based on the latest evidence, the course has been completely updated and re-written ‘from the basic science up’. The research is compelling – the immune system via its interaction with the nervous system is a critical player in learning, memory, movement and sensitivity. This new understanding integrates peripheral and central processes and targets therapy towards healthy neuroimmune balance.

This comprehensive lecture and hands-on course integrates the latest research on neurodynamics and neuroimmune science to provide a clinical reasoning framework to identify those patients who will benefit from neuroimmune mobilization. The course then updates and refines the essential practical skills to examine and manage the physical health of the nervous system – skilled, safe and appropriately timed handling techniques are covered in detail during labs and practical sessions.

Course Details

March 24 & 25, 2018

Mary Free Bed Hospital
POB Meijer Conference Center
350 Lafayette Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI

This course has been approved for 14 CEU hours by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.

Luke Bongiorno, PT, MCMT

The cost per person is $525.00 and this includes all registration materials including the course workbook.

Registration will close on March 15, 2018.

Registrants should be health professionals involved in pain and stress management

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Registration will close on March 15, 2018 or when we reach 50 participants (whichever comes first).

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Our Faculty

Luke Bongiorno, PT, MCMT
Luke Bongiorno, PT, MCMTFaculty

One of New York City´s most prominent physical therapists, Luke practices a “hands-on” approach combining his advanced manual skills, trigger point therapy and myofascial release with neuromuscular/exercise re-education. Luke has a strong belief that education is fundamental in optimizing patient recovery and performance. He teaches advanced skills courses in Manual Therapy as well pain science education in the US as well as internationally.

As an avid athlete, Luke is at the cutting-edge of helping fellow athletes return to their sport after injury. He has extensive experience in the management of acute and chronic sports injuries and has completed marathons and been part of the medical team for marathons and triathlons around the country. Luke is also affiliated with professional football and triathlon teams. He treats professional and Olympic athletes as well as touring performing arts/dance company members. He currently serves as a consultant with the NBA Players Association as well as European soccer professional teams.

Since graduating with honors from the University of Melbourne, Luke has attained the Mastery Certification in Manual Therapy. Luke also has training in McKenzie Method mechanical diagnosis and therapy, McConnell knee and shoulder treatment and advanced taping techniques. Luke Bongiorno is the co-founder of NY Sports Medicine which was later acquired by Orthology. He is currently involved in clinical research focused on injury management and is developing guidelines for injury prevention in sports medicine and in the workplace. 

Course Agenda

Saturday, March 24, 2018
8:00 to 8:30am Registration
8:30am to 4:30pm 

  • Introduction, History and Definitions of Mobilization of the Neuroimmune System, The Models to Challenge Dualism, Problem of Pain, Basics of the Neuroimmune System
  • Evaluation and Palpation of the Neuroimmune System
  • Neurodynamic Theory, Neurodynamics Research, Clinical Reasoning and Neurodynamics
  • The SLR Slump Tests

Sunday, March 25, 2018
8:30am to 4:30pm

  • Sensitisation: Peripheral and Central
  • The Upper Limb Neurodynamic Tests
  • Management 1: Allied Education, Red Flags and Neurodynamic Treatment of Acute Presentations
  • Management 2.: Subacute and Chronic Conditions, Graded Activity and Neurodynamics, Neurodynamics in Brain Retraining

Course Objectives

  • Provide a basic knowledge of neuroanatomy, neurodynamics, neuroimmunology and neuropathobiology related to the manual examination of the nervous system.
  • Teach safe and effective diagnostic skills in the examination and interpretation of physical dysfunction of the nervous system.
  • Present neurodynamic movements and techniques as antigenic.
  • Provide new therapeutic narrative for explaining symptoms in conditions with altered neurodynamics.
  • Deliver a deeper understanding of known, ‘tough’ clinical presentations such as chronic nerve root problems and persistent entrapment pathologies.

Other Pertinent Information

Refunds less a $25.00 cancellation fee will be given for cancellations received in writing to thirty (30) days prior to the event start date. Following this date, no refunds will be given and a credit will be issued to use towards another event within one year.

Please dress in casual comfortable clothing. Part of this course will be hands-on.

AMWAY GRAND PLAZA HOTEL – 0.9 mi from Mary Free Bed 187 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (616) 774-2000

HOLIDAY INN 310 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 (616) 235-7611 Downtown Grand Rapids at 131 and Pearl Street, 1 mile northwest of Mary Free Bed

DOWNTOWN COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT 11 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (616) 242-6000 or (800) 321-2211 Downtown Grand Rapids at Fulton and Monroe, 1 mile west of Mary Free Bed

HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON 161 Ottawa Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (616) 451-2300

HAMPTON INN & SUITES – DOWNTOWN 433 Dudley Pl. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (616) 456-2000 1 mile north of Mary Free Bed

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES 6569 Clay Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49548 (616) 871-9700 South of downtown Grand Rapids at 131 and 68th Street, 9 miles south of Mary Free Bed

SPRINGHILL SUITES BY MARRIOTT 450 Center Dr., Grand Rapids, MI 49544 (616) 785-1600 or (888) 287-9400 5 miles north of downtown Grand Rapids at I-96 and Alpine

STAYBRIDGE SUITES BY HOLIDAY INN 3000 Lake Eastbrook Blvd. SE, Kentwood, MI 49512 (616) 464-3200 8 miles east of Mary Free Bed and downtown Grand Rapids, located at 29th Street and Lake Eastbrook Blvd.

SLEEP INN & SUITES 4824 29th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512 (616) 975-9000 8 miles east of Mary Free Bed and downtown Grand Rapids, located at 29th Street and East Paris

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While there are no prerequisites for this course, attendance at an Explain Pain course would certainly assist as would pre-reading The Sensitive Nervous System and study of the information and resources provided at

The closet airport (about 20 minutes from the hospital) is the Gerald R. Ford International Airport located at 5500 44th St. SE, Grand Rapid, MI 49512.

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Register today for MONIS with Luke Bongiorno, PT, MCMS!

Registration will close on March 15, 2018 or when we reach 50 participants (whichever comes first).

Register Now!